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A Courageous Team Issue Date: 07-11-2004

Cool Spots imageDiscover if candidates in the Oakland, Calif., firefighter class can pass physical training and a Test of Courage at www.pbs.org/itvs/testofcourage. The department began with a few volunteers and a horse and buggy. Firefighters' lives are not easy as they face long hours and continual training. Read Frank Tijiboy's diary and discover why, as a new recruit, he knows that the rewards outweigh the difficulties. Then take the online test to see if you could be a firefighter.

Visit: www.pbs.org/itvs/testofcourage
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Nuggets of Knowledge Issue Date: 07-04-2004

Cool Spots imageCollect a few Nuggets of Knowledge for Your Noggin at http://diduknow.info. This Web site presents exhibits from museums in Liverpool, England. With lots to explore, learn what the museums treasure most, including a helmet made from a porcupine and the smallest ship in a bottle. Conkers Collect-ables is home to old and odd things with everyday uses. For added fun, follow the change of the seasons and make your own sundial. Also sign up for the 100-meter race in the Fish Olympics.

Visit: http://diduknow.info
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Africans in America Issue Date: 06-20-2004

Cool Spots imageFollow the history of Africans in America, from their arrival in the 1600s to the Civil War, at www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/home.html. Slavery existed in Africa before Americans arrived, but slavery in America was more oppressive than in Africa. Learn about this difference in The Terrible Transformation. The American Revolution changed the way slaves and other Americans worked together. People challenged slavery for decades. The end of the Civil War was the biggest step toward equality for all.

Visit: www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/home.html
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Brooklyn and Beyond Issue Date: 06-06-2004

Cool Spots imageBrooklyn Expedition at www.brooklyn
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explores three themes with information from Brooklyn's Public Library, Museum of Art and Children's Museum. In Structures, discover similarities between bridges, skeletons and the Dewey Decimal System. When you visit Latin America, you'll learn about ancient beliefs, rituals and modern-day celebrations. Click on Brooklyn to find a timeline of the city's history and information about artists and authors from the area.

Visit: www.brooklynexpedition.org
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New to America Issue Date: 05-30-2004

Cool Spots imageThe people of The New Americans at www.pbs.org/independentlens/newamericans are charting new territory in the United States for their families and their people as we speak. Meet a Mexican laborer in Kansas and a Palestinian Bride who left her small town in Israel for married life in Chicago. Be sure to try a sampling of the cultural riches newcomers are bringing to America, such as henna body art and pepper soup. Then take a quiz that will challenge some of your assumptions about immigrants.

Visit: www.pbs.org/independentlens/newamericans
User Rating: 2.8212765893613stars
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